Print With Or Without Track Changes Comments

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

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Unlike some of your readers, I like Word’s Track Changes feature because it provides an easy way to edit and add comments to a document. However, I am having trouble printing documents with comments. How do I get the choice of whether to print with or without comments?

When you’re ready to print, either click on File , Print or use the Ctrl+P shortcut to evoke the Print screen. If your document contains comments and/or edits, the default Print what command usually is Document showing markup, which means it will print with comments. I say usually because Microsoft Office being what it is, the default command is sometimes unpredictable, so just be careful what you select from the drop-down menu.

In general, if the document was prepared without Track Changes or they already have been cleared, the usual default is Document .

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